Spectrum Health West Michigan

Local Surgeon Selected for SHMG Leadership Position

M. Ashraf Mansour, MD, has been named Academic Chair for the Spectrum Health Medical Group (SHMG).

Dr. Mansour, head of the Spectrum Health vascular surgery division and currently interim chief of the Spectrum Health Medical Group Department of Surgical Specialties, is a nationally recognized clinician and academician. He has served as Interim Chief of Surgical Services for Spectrum Health Medical Group since May.

In this newly created, academic position, Dr. Mansour will provide guidance and leadership for all research, education and Michigan State University College of Medicine issues for Spectrum Health’s surgical specialties.  He will also provide leadership for his successor, the next interim chief, as Spectrum Health Medical Group continues the search for a permanent leader for this role.

“We have worked diligently to establish the elements of this new and unique leadership position,” said James M. Tucci, MD, MMM, president, Spectrum Health Medical Group.  “Dr. Mansour has proven to be highly successful in his dedication to academic medicine and I look forward to his future contributions to our organization. We are very fortunate to have someone who has both an outstanding clinical reputation and is known as an academic visionary.”

M. Ashraf Mansour, MD, earned his medical degree at Cairo University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. After serving in the United States Army as a major in the Medical Corps, he completed a fellowship in vascular and then endovascular surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Mansour was associate professor of surgery at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine before coming to Grand Rapids.

The Spectrum Health Medical Group currently employs more than 530 physicians and mid-level providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, a foundation-based model mutlti-specialty medical group, and a  system of eight hospitals and more than 170 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group, mmpc® and West Michigan Heart—physician groups totaling more than 530 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 580,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 16,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care. The organization provided $79.4 million in community benefit during its 2009 fiscal year. In 2010, Spectrum Health was named a Top 10 Health System by Thomson Reuters.